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Civic leader Lisa Schroeder named Foundation president

      A record of turning nonprofits into transformative forces for community good   The Pittsburgh...

 

Gainey condemns, seeks answers after apparent racial incident in Pittsburgh

Gainey condemns, seeks answers after apparent racial incident in Pittsburgh          ...

 

PUM Book Review: Deep Roots How Slavery Still Shapes Southern Politics

Deep Roots How Slavery Still Shapes Southern Politics by Avidit Acharya, Matthew Blackwell and Maya Sen Princeton...

 

The LeMoyne House is the first site in Pennsylvania to be named a National Historical Landmark of the Underground Railroad, a historic treasure in the state

  The LeMoyne House is the first site in Pennsylvania to be named a National Historical Landmark of the Underground Railroad, a...

 

Pitt Alumnus Follows the Music

Pitt Alumnus Follows the Music George "Geo" Bivins (BUS ’82) has worked with some of the biggest names in music, including...

 

African-American Women tribute being considered to replace the Stephen Foster statue in Pittsburgh

African-American Women tribute being considered for a tribute to replace the Stephen Foster statue in Pittsburgh     The...

 

Cannabis legalization for Pennsylvania Wheatley bill likely to generate $580 million in taxes, with focus on social justice reforms

Cannabis legalization for Pennsylvania Wheatley bill likely to generate $580 million in taxes, with focus on social justice reforms...

 

Local High School is Changing the Face of STEM in Pittsburgh

Changing the Face of STEM in Pittsburgh The diverse students of Nazareth Prep prepare to break into growing industries.  ...

 

The Truths We Hold An American Journey by Kamala Harris

The Truths We Hold (PUM BOOK REVIEW)   The Truths We Hold An American Journey by Kamala Harris Penguin Press...

 

First Pitt Women’s Athletics Jersey Retired

First Pitt Women’s Athletics Jersey Retired       Lorri Johnson points to the sky as her picture is...

 

Senator Costa, Reps. Gainey and Innamorato, and Mayor Peduto Announce Property Tax Relief Plan for Pittsburgh

Senator Costa, Reps. Gainey and Innamorato, and Mayor Peduto Announce Property Tax Relief Plan for Pittsburgh   At a press event...

 

Pitt Names Nicole Mitchell, as Endowed Chair and Director of Jazz Studies

Pitt Names Nicole Mitchell, Award-Winning Flutist, Composer and Educator, As Endowed Chair and Director of Jazz Studies   The...

 

PUM One on One: Monté Robinson, LPC Community Schools Coordinator, Office of the Superintendent, PPS

PUM One on One:  Monté Robinson, LPC  Community Schools Coordinator, Office of the Superintendent,...

 

Faulkner named Steelers RB coach

      The Steelers filled an opening on their coaching staff with the hiring of Eddie Faulkner as the team’s...

 

Archives Illuminate Life, Creative Process of Alumna, Author and Former Trustee

  Archives Illuminate Life, Creative Process of Alumna, Author and Former Trustee   Written by Ervin Dyer, University of...

 

Mayor, Public Safety, Police Discuss 2018 Crime Stats

Mayor, Public Safety, Police Discuss 2018 Crime Stats     City, Public Safety and Police Bureau officials gathered...

 

Pittsburgh Police to Establish New Domestic Violence Unit with Funding from Nina Baldwin Fisher Foundation

Pittsburgh Police to Establish New Domestic Violence Unit with Funding from Nina Baldwin Fisher Foundation The Pittsburgh Bureau of...

 

Pittsburgh Foundation Report Gives Voice to Single Mothers Facing Poverty

  FOUNDATION REPORT GIVES VOICE TO SINGLE MOTHERS FACING POVERTY A Pittsburgh Foundation study of the lived experiences of single...

 

Harris names deputy whips for 2019-20 legislative session

Harris names deputy whips for 2019-20 legislative session    State Rep. Jordan Harris, D-Phila., today named Rep. Austin...

 

City Home Ownership Program Assists Record Numbers of Low to Moderate Income Families

City Home Ownership Program Assists Record Numbers of Low to Moderate Income Families     Mayor William Peduto and...

 

Gainey sworn in for fourth term as state representative

Gainey sworn in for fourth term as state representative  Bettering life for community, stemming gun violence among top priorities...

 

Allegheny County Jurists Named to New Leadership Positions

Two Allegheny County judges have been named to leadership positions within the Pennsylvania court system. Effective Dec. 24,...

 

Valerie McDonald-Roberts to Leave City Government

Valerie McDonald-Roberts to Leave City Government   Valerie McDonald-Roberts, the city’s Chief Urban Affairs Officer, has...

 

Wendy Bell And Lynne Hayes-Freeland Join KDKA Radio Lineup

 Changes are coming to the KDKA Radio on-air lineup.   Wendy Bell and Lynne Hayes-Freeland will be joining Newsradio 1020...

 

Mayor Peduto Names Santiago Garces Innovation and Performance Director

  Mayor Peduto Names Santiago Garces Innovation and Performance Director Mayor William Peduto is naming Santiago Garces,...

 

Two SSA Football Players Sign NCAA National Letters of Intent

Two SSA Football Players Sign NCAA National Letters of Intent   Two Shady Side Academy seniors officially signed their NCAA...

 

Pittsburgh Only U.S. City Voted a Cool Place to Visit in 2019 by National Geographic Traveller

  Pittsburgh Only U.S. City Voted a Cool Place to Visit in 2019 by  National Geographic Traveller Pittsburgh on list with...

 

Gainey: Nearly $1.25M in tax credits to spur investments, fight hunger in distressed Allegheny County areas

Nearly $1.25 million in tax credits approved through the  Neighborhood Assistance Program  will benefit six community redevelopment...

 

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Release A Ten-Year Analysis On Ethnic Intimidation Incidents

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Release A Ten-Year Analysis On Ethnic Intimidation Incidents   The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police...

 

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Announces Vanessa German as the Recipient of the 2018 Don Tyson Prize

  Local Artist Wins National Award: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Announces Vanessa German of Pittsburgh as the Recipient of the...

 

Wolf Administration Condemns Anti-Health Care Ruling, Vows to Protect Pennsylvanians

Wolf Administration Condemns Anti-Health Care Ruling, Vows to Protect Pennsylvanians     Harrisburg, PA - Governor...

 

Leaders Forward Package of Common Sense Gun Safety Measures

Leaders Forward Package of Common Sense Gun Safety Measures    Demanding strong action against the proliferation of guns...

 

Zone 4 Vehicles Get Stronger Than Hate Decals

Zone 4 Vehicles Get Stronger Than Hate Decals   The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police today will place “Stronger than...

 

Police Investigating Hate-Filled Material, Pittsburgh is and will remain Stronger than Hate

Police Investigating Hate-Filled Material PITTSBURGH, PA (Dec. 9, 2018) -- The Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety and the Pittsburgh...

 

Minika Jenkins, Chief Academic Officer PPS, is dedicated to improving academic performance

PUM ONE ON ONE:  MINIKA JENKINS Chief Academic Officer, Pittsburgh Public Schools   Ms. Minika Jenkins recently...

 

Auditor General DePasquale Releases Firearm Safety Special Report

Auditor General DePasquale Releases Firearm Safety Special Report, Calls for Community Approach to Making Pennsylvania Safer Report...

 

A team of software engineering students at CMU has developed a wearable device that could help address overdose deaths

High Stakes A team of software engineering students at Carnegie Mellon University has developed a wearable device that could help...

 

Pitt Alumna Lia Petrose Named 2019 Rhodes Scholar

  Lia Petrose (A&S ’17), who earned degrees in neuroscience and economics at the University of Pittsburgh, has been...

 

Voting Rights Advocates Sue Pennsylvania to End Disenfranchisement of Absentee Voters

Voting Rights Advocates Sue Pennsylvania to End Disenfranchisement of Absentee Voters HARRISBURG, PA. – Voting...

 

Pittsburgh Welcomes the First of 22 NCAA Championships

Pittsburgh Welcomes the First of 22 NCAA Championships SportsPITTSBURGH announces campaign asking Pittsburghers to help welcome...

 

Pittsburgh International Airport Launches Aviation Newsroom, Website and E-Newsfeed BlueSkyPIT.com

Pittsburgh International Airport Launches Aviation Newsroom, Website and E-Newsfeed BlueSkyPIT.com   Airport’s...

 

Mayor William Peduto Submits 2019 Budgets to Pittsburgh City Council

Mayor William Peduto Submits 2019 Budgets to Pittsburgh City Council   PITTSBURGH, PA (November 13, 2018) Mayor William Peduto...

 

Statement from PGHQ2 on Amazon’s Announcement

Pittsburgh Remains a Top U.S. Location for 21st Century Tech and Innovation Business Investment The following is a statement from...

 

A+ Schools Announces Official Release of the 2018 Report to the Community

  A+ Schools Announces Official Release of the...

 

UPMC Sports Medicine Building Renamed for Dr. Freddie Fu

      In honor of the pioneering work, unwavering dedication and commitment to UPMC Sports Medicine of ...

 

Gateway Health names Cain Hayes as president and CEO

           Gateway Health’s Board of Directors today announced Cain A. Hayes, MBA, CEBS,...

 

Public Safety Statement on Thousand Oaks Tragedy

Public Safety Statement on Thousand Oaks Tragedy PITTSBURGH, PA (Nov. 8, 2018) – It is with heavy hearts that Pittsburgh residents and...

 

The Advanced Leadership Initiative announces the selection of Robert Allen Young as its Managing Director

The Advanced Leadership Initiative Announces New Managing Director Supported by The Heinz Endowments     Just...

 

Paulson Recreation Center Reopens in Lincoln Lemington

Paulson Recreation Center Reopens in Lincoln Lemington Paulson Recreation Center in Lincoln-Lemington is reopening today after undergoing...

 

Governor Tom Wolf Thanks Supporters

  You helped make history last night. Last night, Democrats flipped 5 GOP State Senate seats, picked up 14 seats in the State...

 
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